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Ron Goudsmit leaves Holland Casino

Dutch gambling monopoly Holland Casino has announced that senior executive Ron Goudsmit is to leave the company following a first round of redundancies at the company.

According to the website, Goudsmit will exit Holland Casino by the end of the year.

Last month, iGaming Business reported that Holland Casino was to cut a third of its jobs in its head office as part of a strategy to decentralise operations that has been put in place in response to financial problems.

Goudsmit, who will be amongst the first of those to leave the company under the strategy, began his career with Holland Casino in 1976 as a dealer.

Having worked his way up the company, he held a number of senior executive roles, such as general manager of Casino Rotterdam and vice-president of gaming.

Despite his departure from Holland Casino, Goudsmit will retain his role as president of the European Casino Association, a position he has held since 2006.

“Ron has always been a pioneer for our business and we thank him very much for his commitment and excellent earnings for Holland Casino in the past 37 years,” Holland Casino’s interim director, Willem-Jan van den Dijssel, said.